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26 Jun 2018

Smurfit Kappa Announces the Pricing of a Senior Notes Offering

Smurfit Kappa Group plc today announces that it has successfully priced an offering by one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions Unlimited Company, of €600 million of euro denominated senior notes due 2026.

The notes priced at par and have a coupon of 2.875%. The closing of the sale of the notes is scheduled to be completed on 28 June 2018, and is subject to customary conditions.

The notes are being offered in a private placement and there will be no public offering of the notes. The notes will be offered and sold only to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Forward-Looking Statements
Some statements in this announcement are forward-looking. They represent expectations for the Group’s business and involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events. The Group believes that current expectations and assumptions with respect to these forward-looking statements are reasonable. However, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are in some cases beyond the Group’s control, actual results or performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Important Notice
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR INVITATION TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, ANY SECURITIES OF SMURFIT KAPPA ACQUISITIONS UNLIMITED COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION; SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION. NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH OFFERS OR SALES WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

This announcement is directed only at persons who are: located outside the United States and are (a) persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) other than the United Kingdom who are qualified investors (within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC as amended, including by Directive 2010/73/EU) and any relevant implementing measure in each member state of the EEA); (b) persons in the United Kingdom who are qualified investors and who are (i) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) persons falling within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Order; or (c) persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.